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Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition: Convergence possible but unclear

Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition: Convergence possible but unclear

Canonical has just announced the latest and most high spec'd Ubuntu Phone on its team. Partnering once again with Chinese OEM Meizu, that two have taken the Meizu PRO 5 from last year and turned it into a full-fledged Ubuntu Phone. Ubuntu calls it one of the highest spec phones in the market, which might be true until MWC 2016 next week. However, given recent computing developments and news, it might be Ubuntu's Convergence feature that is the most interesting aspect of the OS. Unfortunately, on this phone that feature is a bit unclear.

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Xiaomi phones pulled from US Mobile, as they’re “not authorized” to sell them

Xiaomi phones pulled from US Mobile, as they’re “not authorized” to sell them

Yesterday, we heard that Xiaomi phones would be making their way to the US market for the first time, albeit in a somewhat shady way. The devices quickly disappeared from the US Mobile site, but the question about how they came to be there in the first place still lingered. And was Xiaomi actually okay with them doing this?

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Xiaomi enters the US market via carrier but there’s a catch

Xiaomi enters the US market via carrier but there’s a catch

Technically, it's not a formal entry. Heck, it's not even "legit", but Xiaomi fans in the US will probably take what they can. The Chinese superstar OEM has, for a long time, signified its desire to enter the US smartphone market but hasn't made any concrete steps to do so. Sensing a business opportunity, carrier US Mobile, which uses T-Mobile's network, has just added a couple of Xiaomi's, as well as Meizu's, smartphones to its shelves. But in a blink of an eye, they were gone, probably because of their shady nature.

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Meizu Pro 5 smartphone packs 4GB of RAM and 5.7-inch screen

Meizu Pro 5 smartphone packs 4GB of RAM and 5.7-inch screen

Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has pulled the covers off a new smartphone this week called the Pro 5. The new device is the flagship for the company and has some nice hardware features. The chip inside the device is a 2.5 GHz Samsung Exynos 7420 processor. The company pairs the phone with two different amounts of RAM.

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Meizu Pro 5 GeekBench scores beat Galaxy Note 5

Meizu Pro 5 GeekBench scores beat Galaxy Note 5

Rumors have been circulating for a while now that a new flagship device is on its way from Meizu. That device is tipped to be called the Meizu Pro 5 and the reveal date is expected to be September 25. If rumors are correct, that Pro 5 will have an Exynos 7420 SoC under the hood bringing some impressive performance to the mix.

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Meizu MX5 boasts full metal body, 20MP laser-aided shooter

Meizu MX5 boasts full metal body, 20MP laser-aided shooter

Apple and Samsung push the limits of smartphones in every flagship and Chinese manufacturers push back by going with the trend and slapping on a cheaper price tag. Meizu's latest MX5 is probably the epitome of that cycle. Eschewing the mostly plastic build of its predecessors, the Meizu MX5 now flaunts a metal-clad body with a design that is unabashedly reminiscent of other high-end flagships. Bundle that up with not so insignificant hardware and a price to die for and you've got the makings of classic Chinese smartphone star.

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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu smartphone Euro pricing and availability announced

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu smartphone Euro pricing and availability announced

If neither Android or iOS tickle your fancy when it comes to smartphones and Windows Phone is still too mainstream for you, there are other options. In fact, Meizu has a smartphone called the MX4 that runs Ubuntu Phone OS, which will make fans of Ubuntu positively giddy. Details on the European launch of the smartphone have now surfaced and the device will land in Europe this month.

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Meizu m2 note has an odd mBack home button, dual SIM tray

Meizu m2 note has an odd mBack home button, dual SIM tray

When you speak of Chinese smartphone OEMs, Meizu might only be at the third or fourth of the list. But that isn't stopping it it from trying to break into the market with memorable devices. The Meizu m2 note still pretty much looks like a large iPhone 5c, now with a tinge of iPhone 6, and differs very little from the m1 note announced just 6 months ago. It does, however, have a few tricks up its sleeves, or under the cover in this case, that could at least make the smartphone a tad more interesting.

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Meizu Ubuntu MX4 launches in China, coming to Europe soon

Meizu Ubuntu MX4 launches in China, coming to Europe soon

The second Ubuntu phone has just landed, fulfilling a promise that has been at least a year in the making. In China, The Meizu Ubuntu MX4 can already be grabbed by developers, with a promise that it would be available to European customers soon. Although bq's Aquaris E4.5 did beat Meizu to the punch, the Ubuntu-bearing MX4 does offer some more or less higher specs but with a matching higher price tag as well. That, however, might still make it a more interesting option for those greatly interested in this alternative mobile platform.

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Meizu teases its Ubuntu-powered MX4 for MWC 2015

Meizu teases its Ubuntu-powered MX4 for MWC 2015

We knew that Ubuntu Phones were coming from Spain's bq and China's Meizu, so the only question really was "when?". With bq revealing the Aquaris E4.5 early this month, it was only a matter of time before others followed suit. It seems that Meizu will be taking advantage of MWC next week to do just that. It has just "teased" over at its Twitter account a Meizu MX4 that, without a sliver of a doubt, is running Ubuntu Phone instead of its own custom Android ROM.

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Meizu M1 Note tries to appeal to a younger generation

Meizu M1 Note tries to appeal to a younger generation

Let's face it. Yesterday's smartphone crowd are pretty much today's young professionals. It is to these pioneers that most manufacturers are trying to woo with their dead serious models. Meizu, on the other hand, wants to make sure that nobody gets left out, that even today's young ones get a taste of a device that is serious on the inside but has personality on the outside. That seems to be the unspoken spiel for the new Meizu M1 Note, a more colorful take on the mostly black, white, and gray smartphone market.

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Meizu MX4 Pro debuts with 2k+ display, fingerprint reader and more

Meizu MX4 Pro debuts with 2k+ display, fingerprint reader and more

The Meizu MX4 Pro has made its debut, and with it comes an upgraded version of the company's previously released MX4 flagship. Features abound, some of them a tad odd ("Retina Sound"), but overall the handset looks to pack a punch, bringing with it display resolution a little above 2k, a Samsung Exynos 5430 processor, and the mTouch fingerprint reader, among other things. Topping it all off is the Android 4.4.4-based Flyme 4 operating system, something that flies in the face of the occasional speculation that Meizu might be including Ubuntu Touch.

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